Printed in AirSXM.com, Tue 9-Aug-2005
AirSXM recaps Dutch Caribbean airlines' changes
Philipsburg -- First there was Air Holland. There was also a BonairExel. Then Air Holland became HollandExel and Dutch Caribbean Exel. CuracaoExel was added. Even an ArubaExel. Despite agreements to acquire Winair, a St. MaartenExel nor a WinairExel never came about. It did not take long before HollandExel and DutchCaribbeanExel became ArkeFly and everything else with Exel in the name in the Dutch Caribbean area was changed into Express. So now we have a BonairExpress, a CuracaoExpress and maybe a ArubaExpress... maybe not. Soon there will be no more BonairExpress nor CuracaoExpress as the company plans to change the names and the livery of the aircrafts. Confused already? Let's recap.
ArkeFly now flies twice weekly on Mondays and Thursdays between Amsterdam and Curacao. BonairExpress operates multiple flights daily between Curacao, Bonaire and Aruba. CuracaoExpress flies twice daily between Curacao and St. Maarten. Winair still operates independently between The Windward Islands, St. Maarten, Saba and Statia as it has been doing for the past 45 years.
|This may be the last picture of an ATR in Exel or Express colors and livery.|
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